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Dec 6, 2012 7:00pm PST
release back in may proclaiming his support. here he is with bob dole in june. dole, a war veteran, former republican senate leader is a long-time supporter of disability rights and a strong advocate of this treaty. just before tuesday's vote he came to the senate chamber 89 years old frail in his wheelchair. he thought it was that important to make a difference. it didn't. some of the senators like senator moran broke their word and blocked the treaty. others voted now and we don't know why. you see the names on the screen there. today we called many and no one agreed to come on tonight? none will come on. some powerful conservative groups lobbied aggressively against the treaty. they used arguments that frankly didn't square with the facts, they weren't true, like this. >> this is a direct assault on us and our family to hand over to the state the ability it to make medical determinations and see what is in the best interests of the child and not look at the wonderful gift that every child is. >> former senator and presidential candidate rick santorum led the charge against the u
CNN
Dec 5, 2012 8:00pm EST
former republican senator bob dole made it. he came to the chamber to show his support for the treaty. he led the charge against the treaty. he warned that it would jeopardize personal sovereignty and freedoms. there is a provision in this law which we would be adopting if the senate ratifies this. which puts the state in the division of the child. ji cannot support the treaty to raise their children with the constant threat of state interference. >> the treaty could interfere for parents to decide what action is in the best interest of their children. >> that is not true. but it doesn't and i repeat does not require any changes to existing state and federal laws. dick thornburg testified saying that the treaty's provisions recognize the prevention as a non discrimination instrument similar to our own americans with disabilities act. that fact didn't stop rick santorum from twisting the facts along the way. >> this is a direct assault on us and to our family to hand over to the state to make medical determinations and see what is in the best interest of the child and not look a
CNN
Dec 7, 2012 4:00am EST
understands u.s. law probably better than anybody else in the country. we had people like senator bob dole and his wife elizabeth who were on the floor at the time. who's been a staunch advocate for disability policy. so this shouldn't be, anderson, this should not be a partisan issue. the rights of people with disabilities. i mean, come on. and yet, it has been politicized, unfortunately. >> are you hoping that next year you might bring this up again? >> yes. we are going to come back. as you know, you know, it took for african-americans, for day americans, for women, the struggle for equal rights and justice took many, many years and so, too, it is in the disability rights movement. and, you know, i just think this cause, this treaty will happen because it's inevitable. how can you deny the rights of millions of people around the world. so i do think it will come back. senator kerry made a promise to bring it back. and, you know, we're hoping one day that this treaty will pass in the very near future, in fact. >> thank you for being with us. >> thank you for raising this important i
CNN
Dec 5, 2012 1:00am PST
served together, i as majority leader, bob dole as minority leader, never once did a harsh word pass between us, although we differed on many issues, we debated vigorously on the floor of the senate, but it was not personal and we had dinner a couple times a week to talk about the issues and the problems that we had, and life in general. i think that's missing now, unfortunately. >> so i mean, who do you -- i don't know if blame is the right word, but how do you account for this idea that compromise is a dirty word in some quarters? is it tea party, is it extremes in either party? who is it? >> i think it's a combination of many factors, and i'm not an expert on this. i don't pretend to have all of the answers. but first, you now have redistricting which means that the vast majority of house members are elected in safe seats so the crucial election is not the general election, it's the primary election, and as we know in primaries, there's low participation which gives a hugely disproportionate power to the rigid ideologues, the extremes on both sides. that makes it very difficult. s
CNN
Dec 5, 2012 10:00pm PST
try to push it one way or the other. but seeing bob dole on the floor yesterday of the congress, on the disability question and remembering how bob dole and george mitchell, how much they respected each other, how much they worked together, how much they both wanted to negotiate. there was a sense in the senate especially, but even in the house some years ago, that the purpose of being there was to make progress for the country. yes, you made your arguments loud and clear. at end of the day you sat down and negotiated it out because that's what the country needed. now, there's this -- there's this willingness to keep trying to pin the political blame on the other side, keep trying to push the other side, making sure they get the blame if this thing goes down rather than sort of saying, how do we make sure we don't go down? >> we'll leave it there. dana bash, jessica yellen, appreciate your reporting. >>> signs there could be progress, far from a done deal. as we mentioned treasury secretary said today, the obama administration is willing to go over the fiscal cliff if republicans do
CNN
Dec 6, 2012 4:00am EST
it one way or the other. but seeing bob dole on the floor yesterday of the congress, on the disability question and remembering how bob dole and george mitchell, how much they respected each other, how much they worked together, how much they both wanted to negotiate. there was a sense in the senate especially, but even in the house some years ago, that the purpose of being there was to make progress for the country. yes, you made your arguments loud and clear. at the end of the day you sat down and negotiated it out because that's what the country needed. now, there's this -- there's this willingness to keep trying to pin the political blame on the other side, keep trying to push the other side, making sure they get the blame if this thing goes down rather than sort of saying, how do we make sure we don't go down? >> we'll leave it there. dana bash, jessica yellen, appreciate your reporting. >>> signs there could be progress, far from a done deal. as we mentioned treasury secretary said today, the obama administration is willing to go over the fiscal cliff if republicans do
CNN
Dec 6, 2012 1:00am PST
push it one way or the other. but seeing bob dole on the floor yesterday of the congress, on the disability question and remembering how bob dole and george mitchell, how much they respected each other, how much they worked together, how much they both wanted to negotiate. there was a sense in the senate especially, but even in the house some years ago, that the purpose of being there was to make progress for the country. yes, you made your arguments loud and clear. at the end of the day you sat down and negotiated it out because that's what the country needed. now, there's this -- there's this willingness to keep trying to pin the political blame on the other side, keep trying to push the other side, making sure they get the blame if this thing goes down rather than sort of saying, how do we make sure we don't go down? >> we'll leave it there. dana bash, jessica yellen, appreciate your reporting. >>> signs there could be progress, far from a done deal. as we mentioned treasury secretary said today, the obama administration is willing to go over the fiscal cliff if republicans do
CNN
Dec 6, 2012 10:00pm PST
back in may proclaiming his support. here he is with bob dole in june. dole, a war veteran, former republican senate leader is a long-time supporter of disability rights and a strong advocate of this treaty. just before tuesday's vote he came to the senate chamber 89 years old frail in his wheelchair. he thought it was that important to make a difference. it didn't. some of the senators like senator moran broke their word and blocked the treaty. others voted now and we don't know why. you see the names on the screen there. today we called many and no one agreed to come on tonight? none will come on. some powerful conservative groups lobbied aggressively against the treaty. they used arguments that frankly didn't square with the facts, they weren't true, like this. >> this is a direct assault on us and our family to hand over to the state the ability it to make medical determinations and see what is in the best interests of the child and not look at the wonderful gift that every child is. >> former senator and presidential candidate rick santorum led the charge against the u.n. trea
CNN
Dec 7, 2012 1:00am PST
people like senator bob dole and his wife elizabeth who were on the floor at the time. who's been a staunch advocate for disability policy. so this shouldn't be, anrson, this should not be a partisan issue. the rights of people with disabilities. i mean, come on. and yet, it has been politicized, unfortunately. >> are you hoping that next year you might bring this up again? >> yes. we are going to come back. as you know, you know, it took for african-americans, for day americans, for women, the struggle for equal rights and justice took many, many years and so, too, it is in the disability rights movement. and, you know, i just think this cause, this treaty will happen because it's inevitable. how can you deny the rights of millions of people around the world. so i do think it will come back. senator kerry made a promise to bring it back. and, you know, we're hoping one day that this treaty will pass in the very near future, in fact. >> thank you for being with us. >> thank you for raising this important issue, anderson. >> let us know what you think. follow me @andersoncooper. i'll
CNN
Dec 4, 2012 7:00pm PST
, i as majority leader, bob dole as minority leader, never once did a harsh word pass between us, although we differed on many issues, we debated vigorously on the floor of the senate, but it was not personal and we had dinner a couple times a week to talk about the issues and the problems that we had, and life in general. i think that's missing now, unfortunately. >> so i mean, who do you -- i don't know if blame is the right word, but how do you account for this idea that compromise is a dirty word in some quarters? is it tea party, is it extremes in either party? who is it? >> i think it's a combination of many factors, and i'm not an expert on this. i don't pretend to have all of the answers. but first, you now have redistricting which means that the vast majority of house members are elected in safe seats so the crucial election is not the general election, it's the primary election, and as we know in primaries, there's low participation which gives a hugely disproportionate power to the rigid extremes on both sides. that makes it very difficult. second is the overwhelming a
CNN
Dec 5, 2012 7:00pm PST
. i don't want to try to push it one way or the other, but seeing bob dole on the floor yesterday of the congress, on the disability question and remembering how bob dole and george mitchell, how much they respected each other, how much they worked together, how much they both wanted to negotiate. there was a sense in the senate especially, but even in the house some years ago, that the purpose of being there was to make progress for the country. yes, you made your arguments loud and clear. at end of the day you sat down and negotiated it out because that's what the country needed. now there's this -- there's this willingness to keep trying to pin the political blame on the other side, keep trying to push the other side, making sure they get the blame if this thing goes down rather than sort of saying, how do we make sure we don't go down? >> we'll leave it there. dana bash, jessica yellen, appreciate your reporting. >>> as we mentioned treasury secretary said today, the obama administration is willing to go over the fiscal cliff if republicans don't agree to raising taxes on the ric
CNN
Dec 7, 2012 1:00am EST
proclaiming his support. here he is with bob dole in june. dole, a war veteran, former republican senate leader is a long-time supporter of disability rights and a strong advocate of this treaty. just before tuesday's vote he came to the senate chamber 89 years old frail in his wheelchair. he thought it was that important to make a difference. it didn't. some of the senators like senator moran broke their word and blocked the treaty. others voted now and we don't know why. you see the names on the screen there. today we called many and no one agreed to come on tonight? none will come on. some powerful conservative groups lobbied aggressively against the treaty. they used arguments that frankly didn't square with the facts, they weren't true, like this. >> this is a direct assault on us and our family to hand over to the state the ability it to make medical determinations and see what is in the best interests of the child and not look at the wonderful gift that every child is. >> former senator and presidential candidate rick santorum led the charge against the u.n. treaty. he brought his
CNN
Dec 6, 2012 8:00pm EST
show you something else. here's senator moran with former senator bob dole in june. dole, a war veteran, a listening time supporter of disability rights and advocate of this treaty. just before tuesday's vote, he came to the senate chamber, 89, frail in the wheelchair and thought it was that important to be there. some of the senators like senator moran broke their word and blocked the treaty. others voted no and we don't know why. those are the names scrolling there, scrolling next to me. we call eed nearly all of them, too. why did they vote no? they wouldn't come on, we can't know for sure but what we do know is this. powerful conservative groups lobbied aggressively against the treaty, heritage foundation, the family research council and rick santorum's patriot pac and they used facts that weren't true like this. >> this is a direct assault on us and our family. to hand over to the state the ability to make medical determinations and see what is in the best interest of the child and not look at the wonderful gift that every child is. >> now, former senator and presidential kapd date
CNN
Dec 6, 2012 5:00pm PST
the treaty. i want to show you something else. here's senator moran with former senator bob dole in june. dole, a war veteran, a listening time supporter of disability rights and advocate of this treaty. just before tuesday's vote, he came to the senate chamber, 89, frail in the wheelchair and thought it was that important to be there. some of the senators like senator moran broke their word and blocked the treaty. others voted no and we don't know why. those are the names scrolling there, scrolling next to me. we call eed nearly all of them, too. why did they vote no? they wouldn't come on, we can't know for sure but what we do know is this. powerful conservative groups lobbied aggressively against the treaty, heritage foundation, the family research council and rick santorum's patriot pac and they used facts that weren't true like this. >> this is a direct assault on us and our family. to hand over to the state the ability to make medical determinations and see what is in the best interest of the child and not look at the wonderful gift that every child is. >> now, former senator
CNN
Dec 6, 2012 10:00pm EST
support. here he is with bob dole in june. dole, a war veteran, former republican senate leader is a long-time supporter of disability rights and a strong advocate of this treaty. just before tuesday's vote he came to the senate chamber 89 years old frail in his wheelchair. he thought it was that important to make a difference. it didn't. some of the senators like senator moran broke their word and blocked the treaty. others voted now and we don't know why. you see the names on the screen there. today we called many and no one agreed to come on tonight? none will come on. some powerful conservative groups lobbied aggressively against the treaty. they used arguments that frankly didn't square with the facts, they weren't true, like this. >> this is a direct assault on us and our family to hand over to the state the ability it to make medical determinations and see what is in the best interests of the child and not look at the wonderful gift that every child is. >> former senator and presidential candidate rick santorum led the charge against the u.n. treaty. he brought his 4-year-old
CNN
Dec 4, 2012 10:00pm PST
was delighted and in the six years that we served together, i as majority leader, bob dole as minority leader, never once did a harsh word pass between us, although we differed on many issues, we debated vigorously on the floor of the senate, but it was not personal and we had dinner a couple times a week to talk about the issues and the problems that we had, and life in general. i think that's missing now, unfortunately. >> so i mean, who do you -- i don't know if blame is the right word, but how do you account for this idea that compromise is a dirty word in some quarters? is it tea party, is it extremes in either party? who is it? >> i think it's a combination of many factors, and i'm not an expert on this. i don't pretend to have all of the answers. but first, you now have redistricting which means that the vast majority of house members are elected in safe seats so the crucial election is not the general election, it's the primary election, and as we know in primaries, there's low participation which gives a hugely disproportionate power to the rigid extremes on both side
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